Resisting Historical Closure: Activist Memory and the Fight for Social Justice

Oct 12, 5:00 p.m.

Taylor 203

Dora Apel is an art historian, cultural critic, and the W. Hawkins Ferry Endowed Chair Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art at Wayne State University in Detroit. Her most recent book, Calling Memory into Place, considers the dynamic nature of memory and memorials, the ways in which memory can be mobilized for social justice, and the ways in which memory is embodied, including through her own experience as a daughter of Holocaust survivors and a cancer survivor.

There will be a reception for Dora Apel and artist Buzz Spector in the Vassar Art Library preceding the lecture, at 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Departments of Political Science, Art, and German Studies, and the Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center.


Historian Dora Apel seated in front of a shelf stacked with books.
Dora Apel